You’ve got an iPhone and you’ve taken some great pictures with its camera that you want to send to friends and family, but you don’t know how. Fortunately it’s a really simple process. Here’s a look at what to do.
Note: The following steps will refer to an iPhone, but the process is the same on an iPod touch or iPad.
- Open your iPhone’s Photos app.
- Choose the album containing the photos you want to send. If you took photos using your iPhone, they’ll be in an album up top called “Camera Roll”.
- Tap the button in the upper righthand corner that looks like a rectangle with an arrow coming out of it. This will initiate edit mode.
- Tap the photos you want to send. You can only send five by email at one time.
- Tap the action you want to take from the bar at the bottom. In this scenario, you’ll want to tap the Share button.
- You may be presented with a few options. If you are, choose Email.
- Your iPhone will now compose a new email message and, within a few seconds, you’ll see your photos added to the body of the message. Up top, enter the name or email address of the person you want to send the photos to. Also enter a subject line for the email if you’d like. When you’re done, tap the Send button.
- Before the message sends, you’ll be asked what size you want the emailed photos to be. Small is very small but takes up very little data. Medium and large are both good sizes for viewing but take up more data. This means they may take longer to send. Actual size means your iPhone will not shrink your photos at all and send the original copies. This is what you want to choose if the person you’re emailing is going to print out copies of the photos. Make your selection and your iPhone will start sending the message. It may take some time, but eventually you’ll hear a “woosh” sound indicating that your message has been sent.
That’s all there is to it!